Nine-year-old Alfie Earl has ridden from London to Paris, becoming the youngest known person to do so. His 12-year-old sister, Saskia, joined him on the ride and is believed to be the youngest girl to complete the trip.
Alfie scaled the Col du Tourmalet last June and then in October rode the Passo dello Stelvio less than 48 hours after climbing Mont Ventoux. He has now set his sights on the Col du Galibier in July "for good measure".
Alfie and Saskia set off from Blackheath on Saturday and made it to the Eiffel Tower yesterday afternoon.
The pair covered the hilly 270-mile (435km) route in strong sunshine and occasional thundery showers.
Alfie said: "It was really hard at times and sometimes I wanted to stop, but I did this in memory of my granny who died in November, to raise money for Cancer Research, and when I got to the Eiffel Tower it was amazing."
Money was also raised for Great Ormond Street Hospital, where his younger brother Ivan had life-saving heart surgery aged 18 months.
He added: "A year ago a lot of people didn't think I could do this. Some people think a boy this young shouldn't even try it. I do it because I want to though, and I feel proud, and I have been helping lots of people by doing this ride.
"To anyone who doubts my determination and why I like pushing myself to do more, I say this – in your face."
Alfie rode a Pinarello FP-Zero 24ins and Saskia a Specialized Allez Junior 650c.
Alfie is now supported by Hargroves Cycles which provided his kit for the ride, and jerseys for Saskia.
Tony Blackburn? Isn't he dead yet? Why do third-rate celebs think their witterings are worth listening to?
Sounds to me like they're getting ripped off. People have thrown together Raspberry Pi hardware along with a camera (there's some excellent camera...
Would it be too simple to say the categories are based on sex, not on gender?
I had to go and look that up and can only agree with you. Quite a handsome Coat of Arms as well.
That G turn from 2km to 1km was something to boggle at, wasn't it. Cav was magnificent, the others especially Milan surprisingly faded. Lovely...
Think you've got hold of the wrong end of the stick there, testosterone is reduced by taking testosterone blockers, not by 'taking oestrogen'....
I concur GP4000 is the hardest I've ever had to mount on a rim, Ultegra wheelset in my case. Shifted the outer skin on my thumbs!...
Another one who deliberately misuses the term. Looking for trouble. Yeah because in London you have to stake out a road all day to find one offence.
Ticks a box, doesn't it?...
Normally I don't have a small enough violin for them but in this case I guess it's possible that their office / secretary / intern submitted this...